¡Nuestras noches! 2023/24 Season
The CSO Latino Alliance 10th anniversary season celebrates Latino composers and conductors and will include celebrations, networking receptions, and opportunities for the whole family.
Una tarde en familia
Join us for a night of music, art and dance to celebrate 10 years of promoting classical music awareness, accessibility and engagement in the Latin American and Spanish-speaking communities of Chicago.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
11:00 Carnival of the Animals concert
11:45 Orchestra Explorer activities
Join the Latino Alliance for the Carnival of the Animals performance followed by Orchestra Explorers activities presented by the Negaunee Music Institute!
Explore a variety of Orchestra Explorers activities, including a captivating chamber ensemble performance from a local music school on the first floor. Embark on a building-wide scavenger hunt and crossword puzzle with exciting prizes. On the second floor, children can enjoy an instrument petting zoo featuring percussion, flute, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, and bass. The third floor offers a creative animal masks craft activity, while the fourth floor invites participation in a bilingual Spanish/English card matching memory game. Cap off the experience on the fifth floor with a delightful "mini maestros" activity performed by a Civic woodwind quintet.
Latino Alliance tickets are $15 (concert + kids' activities) for all seating sections with promo code LAEVENTS. Click here to order now!
Your pricing will be adjusted after you have added your seats to the order.
Join us for the following performances and Latino Alliance receptions!
- Tuesday, October 24: Gershwin & Bernstein
- Sunday, December 17 at 1pm: Merry, Merry Chicago!
- Saturday, February 17: Carnival of the Animals
- Thursday, April 25: CSO x Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
- Tuesday, June 11: Ravel Boléro
With this package you can choose three or more Latino Alliance season concerts to secure the best seats now, plus get access to additional benefits. Latino Alliance tickets start at $40 and your ticket includes access to special reception events associated with each performance.
Additional benefits include the opportunity to order additional select concerts at special Latino Alliance pricing and access to exclusive subscriber benefits.
(Note: While not all concert dates are available at Latino Alliance prices, you will have the opportunity to add on any other concert at subscriber add-on prices after you have finished your CYO package.)
Latino Alliance Event Gallery
Gershwin Bernstein Revueltas
The CSO Latino Alliance is a liaison and partner that connects the CSO with Chicago’s diverse community by creating awareness, sharing insights and building relationships for generations to come. The group encourages individuals and their families to discover and experience timeless music with other enthusiasts in concerts, receptions and educational events.
Latino Alliance members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers. See below for details on how to become a member, concert ticket offers, Latino Alliance events and more.
Become a Member
Membership is free and open to all.
When you join the CSO Latino Alliance, you become an integral member of the CSO family. The CSO Latino Alliance offers its members the chance to interact with CSO artists, staff and supporters, as well as the following benefits:
- Networking events featuring CSO musicians and guest artists
- The opportunity to develop professional contacts to broaden your network
- $40 concert tickets to select Symphony Center performances
- Invitations to open rehearsals to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the CSO prepares for a concert
Latino Alliance members receive specially priced tickets for $40 or less to many concerts throughout the season!
- Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the Latino Alliance ticket offer available. (Promo code “LA” will automatically be activated. Latino Alliance tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
- Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
- Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
- Step 4: Attend the concert!
Advisory Board Members
The CSO Latino Alliance Advisory Board meets monthly to discuss strategy for moving the Alliance forward. Updates will be emailed periodically to all Alliance members to keep you informed and sometimes to ask for help in spreading the word about our events. If you are interested in joining the Latino Alliance Advisory Board or a volunteer committee, contact Ramiro Atristain for more information.
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión, co-chair
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión is a financial advisor at Atristain Financial Advisors, LLC, and an executive-in-residence and adjunct professor and member of the Advisory Board at the Brennan School of Business of Dominican University. He is co-founder and chair of the Board of the CLESF Foundation. A board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council and Stuart Investments.
Rina Magarici, co-chair
Rina Magarici was born and raised in Venezuela, where she took conservatory music classes in piano, harmony, music history and aesthetics for more than 10 years. She graduated from New York University and moved to Chicago in 2010, where she obtained her MBA and worked as a marketing executive. Being part of the CSO Latino Alliance allows her to share her passion for music, a universal language.
Emmanuel (Manny) Almonte
Emmanuel (Manny) Almonte is a healthcare business banker at PNC. He enjoys playing the guitar, reading philosophy, running, and skiing in his free time. He played the violin growing up which sparked his love for music. He looks forward to continue sharing this passion through the Latino Alliance.
Melynna Hakim Arreola-Quiroga
Melynna Hakim Arreola-Quiroga was born in Durango, Mexico. She studies Accountancy, Finance, and Philosophy at DePaul University. Growing up in her family’s construction business, Arreola Brothers LLC, she discovered her love for the business world. Her passion for classical music was instilled at birth by her mother and she became an avid viola player. During her free time, she volunteers on the board for Kisses from Keegan Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Her goal is to expand the beauty of the CSO’s timeless music pieces to young professionals in the Chicago area.
Angélica Cano is a consultant at Deloitte. She is passionate about her career, music and art. In her spare time, she plays the cello and enjoys photographing landscapes around the world. She hopes to share her love for the CSO with others through the Latino Alliance’s events and activities.
Maria Angelica Cuellar
Maria Angelica is a Colombian-Chicagoan who has a long history of playing the violin, Irish dancing, and acting. Her background is in Business Development and Public Relations. She is a co-founder of Incontact Group LLC where she helps companies refine and maximize their core value proposition. Utilizing her marketing and PR experience, Maria looks forward to promoting the CSO Latino Alliance to reach a larger audience in Chicago.
Michael Delgado is a special agent with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General. He is a graduate of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement’s Emerging Leader Program. He has a love for music and plays the tuba in a community band.
Jesús Del Toro
Jesús Del Toro is the director of La Raza newspaper. An award-winning columnist and poet, Del Toro was a fellow of the NEA Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University and recently wrote a book about Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ music and experience in the United States.
Estefania García was born and raised in Colombia. She is a Senior Manager in the Global Category Solutions of Marketing Procurement at Abbott Laboratories. Estefania has collaborated with organizations in the past years to connect and elevate the Latino and women community. She enjoys the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has found an opportunity to contribute to the Latino community by engaging with music in the CSO Latino Alliance.
Pedro Guerrero is the Assistant Director of Development for The DePaul School of Music. A native of Lima, Peru, Pedro was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent his high school summers performing at the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (MUNY). He credits his time at the MUNY for building essential life skills that have opened many doors for him, including advocating in Congress and serving as the 2014 Loyola University Chicago commencement speaker. He has worked as the Individual Giving Manager at the People’s Music School, an Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Loyola University Chicago, a legislative aide in the Missouri Legislature, and a Student Life Assistant at Loyola Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy.
Henry Johanet serves as oncology district sales manager for Eisai Inc. and holds an MBA in marketing management from DePaul University. He brings a passion for innovative outreach to the CSO Latino Alliance and is enthralled by the orchestra’s collaborative processes and musical artistry.
María Carbonell Rojas
María Carbonell Rojas is a Chicagoan-Venezuelan with an enormous passion for the Arts, DE&I, and mental health. She is a Bilingual Learning & Development professional in the insurance industry with a background in event & programming management, client relationship management, and corporate training. Her passion for classical music and the Arts was, and continues to be, influenced by her family. Though not an artist herself, she focused her creative nature in photography, dance, and innovative creating solutions to common problems.
Juan B. Solana
Juan Solana joined Walmart Inc. in 2017 as director, advanced and marketing analytics. He previously worked at Nielsen from 2013-2017 as Senior Consultant, digital marketing effectiveness. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in his native Spain and a doctorate in economics from Purdue University.
Latino Alliance Network Partners
Many thanks to our network partners and season patrons for supporting Latino Alliance events, initiatives and helping the Latino Alliance Committee create connections through timeless music.
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